Chargers Draft

LA Chargers net value, promise on Day 3 of 2021 NFL Draft

By Devon Auriemma
Defensive End Chris Rumph II #96 of the Duke Blue Devils (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
Defensive End Chris Rumph II #96 of the Duke Blue Devils (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /
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Defensive back Mark Webb of Georgia (26) Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

Round 7, Pick No. 241 Overall: LA Chargers select DB Mark Webb

With their final pick of the draft, the LA Chargers took Mark Webb, a defensive back from Georgia.

Webb, 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, has good size for a defensive back and is a willing and physical tackler. Webb has played all over Georgia’s defense during his career but primarily played in the slot where he showed off good coverage and tackling abilities.

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Webb went to Georgia as a wide receiver to play with his cousin, D’Andre Swift, but transitioned to safety to get more playing time. He is still somewhat new to the position but has the size and physicality that is needed.

Like the rest of the day-three picks, Webb will start out on special teams and try to work his way onto the defense’s rotation. The Chargers were lacking defensive back depth coming into the draft and walked away with a corner, Asante Samuel Jr., to pair on the outside with Michael Davis while Webb adds both safety depth and a big-nickel option.

Los Angeles took players who have plenty of experience in college. Seven of the nine draft picks were seniors, Samuel was a junior and Rumph was a redshirt junior. Five of those seniors participated in the 2021 Senior Bowl. These are players Ted Telesco and Co. felt comfortable with and had plenty of tape on.

With many questions surrounding prospects, no NFL Scouting Combine and players opting out, the LA Chargers played it safe and still got players who have good potential and help fill the holes on their team.

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